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Joe Bryan admits he has had to be ‘patient’ before earning a chance in the Fulham first team – but the full back is eager to play his part in the Whites promotion push.

The former Bristol City left back has largely been second choice to American international Antonee Robinson at left back this season but last weekend’s draw with Luton was his second start in a row. He told Fulham’s official website:

“I’ve been patient, I understand the dynamics of the squad and where I probably fit into it this year. Ultimately, as a professional footballer, you want to play as many games as possible. I’m training hard every day and helping out when I can, giving advice to those playing and supporting them the best I can. I keep trying my hardest in training, and when I get called upon to do a job and play games, I’ll be there ready and waiting.”

Bryan admitted that a run of four successive draws was disappointing and wants the league leaders to get back to winning ways against Sheffield United on Monday night.

“I think with the quality of the squad we’ve got, any points that we don’t get are seen as dropped points. We should be trying to pick up maximum points in every game. There are very few games in this league that we would look at and be happy to draw.”